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The Resource Napoleon in Egypt, Paul Strathern

Napoleon in Egypt, Paul Strathern

Label
Napoleon in Egypt
Title
Napoleon in Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Paul Strathern
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Details Napoleon's dramatic invasion of Egypt in 1798, the first attack on a Middle-Eastern country by a Western power in modern times. With 335 ships and 40,000 men, it was the largest long-distance seaborne force the world had ever seen. But Napoleon's assault was intended to be much more than a colonial adventure, for he took with him over one hundred and fifty scientists, mathematicians, artists, and writers - a "Legion of Culture"--With a view to bringing Western civilization to "backward" Egypt. Drawing upon newly uncovered diaries and papers, this is a portrait of Napoleon, the colorful members of his expedition, and this bold gamble. Napoleon was just twenty-eight when he invaded Egypt, and it was an episode which contained in embryo many seminal events in his later life. Epic military victories, his declaration of himself as emperor, the introduction of the Napoleonic code - all of these were foreshadowed in this brilliant, ambitious, and ultimately disastrous adventure
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 962/.03
  • 940.27
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC225
LC item number
.S77 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Napoleon in Egypt, Paul Strathern
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • conquest which will change the world"
  • The march on Cairo
  • The battle of the Pyramids
  • Cairo
  • "Josephine! ... and I am 600 leagues away!"
  • The battle of the Nile
  • "We are now obliged to accomplish great things"
  • The Institute of Egypt
  • Life in exile
  • The perils of diplomacy
  • Prologue:
  • Insurrection
  • Love and dreams
  • A Suez adventure
  • Pursuit into upper Egypt
  • Into the unknown
  • A turn for the worse
  • The Syrian campaign
  • The siege of Acre
  • The battle of Mount Tabor
  • "That man made me lose my destiny"
  • The song of departure
  • The retreat from Acre
  • Sensational discoveries
  • The decision of a lifetime
  • An abandoned army
  • Aftermath
  • The origins of the Egyptian campaign
  • "The
  • liberator of Italy"
  • The cream of France
  • Outward bound
  • "A
Control code
ocn192080630
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Bantam hardcover ed.
Extent
480 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780553806786
Lccn
2008028135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)192080630
Label
Napoleon in Egypt, Paul Strathern
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • conquest which will change the world"
  • The march on Cairo
  • The battle of the Pyramids
  • Cairo
  • "Josephine! ... and I am 600 leagues away!"
  • The battle of the Nile
  • "We are now obliged to accomplish great things"
  • The Institute of Egypt
  • Life in exile
  • The perils of diplomacy
  • Prologue:
  • Insurrection
  • Love and dreams
  • A Suez adventure
  • Pursuit into upper Egypt
  • Into the unknown
  • A turn for the worse
  • The Syrian campaign
  • The siege of Acre
  • The battle of Mount Tabor
  • "That man made me lose my destiny"
  • The song of departure
  • The retreat from Acre
  • Sensational discoveries
  • The decision of a lifetime
  • An abandoned army
  • Aftermath
  • The origins of the Egyptian campaign
  • "The
  • liberator of Italy"
  • The cream of France
  • Outward bound
  • "A
Control code
ocn192080630
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Bantam hardcover ed.
Extent
480 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780553806786
Lccn
2008028135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)192080630

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